became empty as Sharon and Stephanie headed back
home and Alaska politics moved to the fore.
We were volunteers for Obama and active in the
local Democratic organization so that drove much
of the rest of the summer.
Concert on the Lawn - The
local radio station sponsors a weekend of
concerts and craft tents and as Democrats
plugging a stable of candidates we set up a
booth and proceeded to sit in the rain for 48
hours as we had the wettest weekend of the year.
At the end the weather started to clear and we
were able to spread our brochures and
information to many interested (?) people who
- Earlier in the month the campaign for Mark
Begich, who was running for a US Senate seat
for Alaska, called to say they wanted to
schedule a fundraiser during the Concert
weekend. I contacted Kat Haber and asked if she
would be willing to provide the place if I could
find volunteers to provide food and stuff.
She readily agreed and so we took a break from
the rainy weather to hear Mark up close and
personal. About 25 people came, and hopefully it
was productive for his candidacy.
- Another exciting
milestone - after all of the work to remodel the
apartment, and friends who heaped praise on it,
we finally had a couple of paying guests. In
fact it was a couple from England on their first
trip to Alaska and they were quite taken with
it. Judi was very proud of the result of
many hours of work.